Clifford Patrick Welsh

Pat Welsh passed away peacefully in Delta, B.C., with his devoted wife, Miriam by his side. Pat lived a faith-filled 94 years before going home to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on February 13, 2015. Born in Sooke, B.C., to the pioneering Welsh family, Pat was a well-respected businessman in that community for 30 years. A man of integrity, he lived his life full of joy and grace, and touched with kindness and generosity all those who crossed his path. Pat loved cars, motorcycles, and fishing, but his greatest passion was for his wife and family. Predeceased by his siblings, Ernie, Harold and Helen, he leaves behind: Miriam, his loving wife of 64 years; children Clifford (Cathy), Trevor (Linda), Sharon (Dan), Pam (Mike), John(Karen); nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The family expresses its sincere thanks to all the staff at Jesken Aerie and The Priory in Colwood, and more recently at Kin Village Care Home in Delta, for their care of Pat over the last years of his life. A memorial service to celebrate Pat’s exceptional life will be held on Monday, March 16, at 1:00 pm at Sands Funeral Home, 317 Goldstream Avenue in Colwood, B.C. If desired, donations may be made (in lieu of flowers) to Samaritan’s Purse, 20 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary, Alberta, T3J 5H5. Please go to the online memorial guestbook at: sandsfuneralcolwood.sharingmemories.ca to contribute thoughts and memories.